soft tissue sarcoma

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soft tissue sarcoma

Oncology A sarcoma that arises in muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissues. See Sarcoma.
Soft tissue sarcoma staging
I A Tumor cells are morphologically similar to normal cells; tumor measures ≤ 5 cm
 B Ditto; tumor ≥ 5 cm
II A Tumor cells are mildly atypical; tumor measures ≤ 5 cm
 B Ditto; tumor ≥ 5 cm
III A Tumor cells are moderately or severely atypical/bizarre; tumor measures ≤ 5 cm
 B Ditto; tumor ≥ 5 cm
IV A Any cellular atypia; any sized tumor with lymph node involvement
 B Any cellular atypia; any sized tumor with metastasis  
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Nodal involvement is rare in adult soft tissue sarcomas but, when present, has a very poor prognosis.
With the exception of epithelioid sarcoma and clear cell sarcoma of soft parts, regional lymph node metastasis is uncommon in adult soft tissue sarcomas.
Doxorubicin, dacarbazine, and ifosfamide are the three most widely used chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of adult soft tissue sarcomas.
No clear survival benefit has been shown with the use of chemotherapy in adult soft tissue sarcomas.
According to the American Cancer Society, 10,520 new cases of adult soft tissue sarcomas will be diagnosed in the United States in 2010.
However, all of the tumors analyzed in their study were high-grade lesions, including osteosarcomas and sarcomas that developed during childhood, which are better separated from adult soft tissue sarcomas.
Molecular abnormalities of mdm2 and p53 genes in adult soft tissue sarcomas.

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